Coffee and Alcohol: Coffee Pod Drink Mixes You Must Try

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Coffee is a drink that people do not get tired of drinking. A morning drink, a mid-day drink, or a nighttime drink for keeping you awake at night—it is the perfect accompaniment any time of the day. Did you know that it could also be a great drink to have if you plan a night of unwinding with friends? If you have Coffee Pods and some alcohol with you, you can create various coffee and cocktail mix drinks to share with your friends. Here are three recipes you can try.

Recipe 1: Irish Coffee - The Classic Drink

If the power of coffee is not enough to keep you awake for a long time, try the Caramelo Irish Coffee. This drink would definitely keep your eyes and senses open for quite some time. It improves your mood and might give you a little buzz. Just what you need before ending a long day. Here is how you can achieve this classic drink. 

What You Need: 

  • One to three shots of a coffee pod of your choice
  • Any whiskey of your choice (40 to 50 mL)
  • Sugar cubes
  • Whipped cream

How to Make It:

  • Get a nice cup, mug, or glass that you use for hot drinks. Make sure that you pour warm water in it first to prepare it for the hot coffee.
  • Add your coffee. The amount depends on your personal preference and how you imagine your coffee and whiskey ratio. For starters, you can target up to 60 to 70 per cent full of the cup. 
  • Add the sugar cubes, depending on your sweetness preference.
  • Add the whiskey. Pour as little or as much as you need. 
  • Finish it off with whipped cream on top. 

Recipe 2: Nespresso Martini - A Drink for That Kick

If you want to feel a little excitement for the night but cannot choose between your favourite classic Martini or your favourite shot of Espresso, know that you can enjoy both in this crowd-favourite recipe. Here is how you can get that caffeine kick and make the rest of the day more fun and exciting.

What You Need: 

  • One shot or 25 mL of an espresso of your choice
  • Coffee Liqueur (35 mL)
  • Vodka of your choice (50 mL)

How to Make It:

  • Get a cocktail shaker or any safe container for mixing ingredients.
  • Pour all the liquid ingredients: vodka, liqueur, and espresso. 
  • Add ice to the shaker and mix them all. Mix well until all ice is smashed and the final liquid turns frothy in your eyes.
  • While doing that, you can also prepare your glass. Get your martini glass and add ice cubes to it. Once it is cold enough, remove the ices cubes. (Tip: If you want a frosty taste, you can store your martini glass inside the freezer before you use it.) 
  • Get a strainer. Using it, pour all the contents from the mixer into the glass.
  • Optional: Finish the drink by adding sugar or syrup, depending on your liking.

Recipe 3: Vanilla White Russian - For a Great Synergy

If you are looking for that perfect drink to sip after dinner, this recipe is the one you are looking for. Imagine a vanilla latte specially made as an evening drink. That is what you would get from this cocktail recipe. Here is how you can do it:

What You Need: 

  • Kahlua (20 mL)
  • Vodka of your choice (50 mL)
  • One to two shots of a vanilla-infused coffee
  • Heavy Cream (20 to 40 mL)
  • Ice

How to Make It:

  • Get a glass and pour in your ice.
  • Pour in your shot of vanilla coffee.
  • Add your coffee. (Tip: If you do not want your coffee to melt your ice quickly, consider placing it in a separate glass and then cooling it in the fridge for some time.)
  • Add your chosen vodka.
  • Then, add your cream. It could be whole fat milk, soy milk, almond milk, or coconut milk, whichever you prefer. 
  • Mix everything with a stirrer and enjoy.

Enjoy a Coffee With an Alcohol Twist

Who said that you could not enjoy the two drinks together? Coffee is now more impressive than ever because of its flexibility and great taste. Whether you want it as a calming drink or a source for some energy boost in the evening and whether you drink it with milk or alcohol, it would never disappoint. Do not be afraid to experiment and discover new tastes of coffee, especially if you have Nespresso pods to enjoy. 

Pod Life Coffee is your source for Nespresso-compatible pods in Australia. Our pods are the first to be awarded the AS 4736-2006 certification, ensuring that all our used components are certified compostable and meet Australian standards. If you are searching for new pods to try, explore our multiple flavours available.